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Obama Gets His Mojo Back

Disregard what you may have read on the Internet or heard on cable TV: Apparently Barack Obama does want to be re-elected as president.

That’s the good news -- not necessarily in a partisan sense -- from last night’s second presidential debate. Yes, the president’s spirited performance has buoyed his supporters after his listlessness at the first meeting two weeks ago. Maybe it can also help jolt the contest between Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney into more fruitful territory.